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Lesley Gore
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Gore as a Batman guest star, 1967
Born
Lesley Sue Goldstein

(1946-05-02)May 2, 1946
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died February 16, 2015(2015-02-16) (aged 68)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Education Sarah Lawrence College
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • activist
Years active 1963–2014
Notable work
  • "It's My Party"
  • "Judy's Turn to Cry"
  • "You Don't Own Me"
Partner(s)
  • Lois Sasson
  • (1982–2015; Gore's death)
Relatives
  • Michael Gore (brother)
  • Alan Dean Foster (cousin)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels

Lesley Gore (May 2, 1946 – February 16, 2015) was an American singer, actress, and feminist. She has had many hit songs. She is especially known for her hit single "It's My Party". Gore was also an actress and she appeared as a Catwoman sidekick in the 1960s television series Batman. During her career, she was nominated for a Grammy Award and an Academy Award.

Gore was born in Brooklyn, New York City. She raised in Tenafly, New Jersey. She studied at Dwight School for Girls. Gore was a lesbian and was in a 33-year relationship with Lois Sasson. Gore was Jewish.

Gore died of lung cancer at the age of 68 in Manhattan, New York City. Her death was confirmed by her partner Lois Sasson.

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